LeRoy Mitchell, 83, of Pleasant Grove passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at his home. LeRoy was born August 21, 1935 in Pleasant Grove to Joseph Trotter and Secried Irean Tomlinson Mitchell. He married Betty Jean Nunley on September 29, 1962 in the Manti Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
LeRoy grew up in Pleasant Grove and attended school there. He received his diploma from Utah Technical College. He joined the US Army and served three years and was deployed to Germany during his service. LeRoy worked at Kennecott Copper Mine in the tire shop and later in maintenance at the power plant in Magna.
LeRoy loved to go deer hunting as a young man but continued to enjoy the outdoors in later life camping with family and friends. He enjoyed being in his yard and garden and tinker with “anything and everything.”
His greatest joy in life was family and loved nothing more than being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Betty; four children: Lorna Mitchell, Orem; Lorraine (Cecil) Woten, Spanish Fork; David (Stacey) Mitchell, American Fork and Lisa (Alan) Adams, Pleasant Grove; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren with one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings: Alfred Mitchell, Joseph Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, Margaret Beardall, Walt Mitchell, Don Mitchell, Vone Mitchell and Carolyn McIntyre.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Grove Creek Fourth Ward Chapel, 942 North 500 East, Pleasant Grove where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:00-10:45 am prior to services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery with military honors under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove. Condolences may be sent to the family and www.olpinmortuary.com
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